GOES-13 satellite sees Hurricane Earl's clouds covering the US Northeast

Sep 03, 2010
This image from the GOES-13 satellite at 7:32 a.m. EDT on September 3 shows a huge Hurricane Earl northeast of North Carolina with cloud cover stretching over the northeastern US. A disorganized Fiona is located in the bottom right side of this image Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project

Hurricane Earl lashed the North Carolina coast last night and this morning, September 3, and is now headed for Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This morning's image from the GOES-13 satellite saw Hurricane Earl's clouds covering most of the northeastern U.S.

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite known as GOES-13 captured an image of Hurricane Earl at 7:32 a.m. EDT this morning, September 3. The image clearly showed a huge northeast of North Carolina with cloud cover stretching over the northeastern U.S. A disorganized Fiona was also seen southeast of Earl near Bermuda. GOES satellites are operated by NOAA, and images and animations are created by the NASA GOES Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Hurricane Warnings and Watches and Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches were in effect today from North Carolina to Massachusetts. For all warnings, visit: www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

At 8 a.m. EDT today, Earl was a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale with maximum sustained winds near 105 with higher gusts. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center and extend outward up to 205 miles.

At 8 a.m. EDT Dare County (North Carolina) regional airport North Carolina reported a wind gust to 70 mph. Estimated minimum central pressure is 955 Millibars.

The National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, North Carolina for Friday calls for " conditions expected, with hurricane conditions possible. Showers, mainly before 11am with a high near 87. Northwest wind 45 to 55 mph decreasing to between 25 and 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 75 mph." Nags Head is currently under a warning.

Earl is about 130 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and 395 miles south-southwest of Nantucket, Mass., near 36.2 North and 73.6 West. It was moving north-northeast near 18 mph and is expected to turn toward the northeast between 8 p.m. EDT tonight and 8 a.m. EDT on Saturday. Earl will approach southeastern New England tonight.

Explore further: Suomi NPP satellite spots birth of Tropical Cyclone Kate

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Suomi NPP satellite spots birth of Tropical Cyclone Kate

Dec 24, 2014

The tropical low pressure area previously known as System 95S organized and strengthened into Tropical Cyclone Kate on Dec. 24 and the Cocos Keeling Islands are expected to feel its effects on Dec. 25 and ...

NASA looks at some severe holiday weather from space

Dec 24, 2014

Severe weather in the form of tornadoes is not something people expect on Christmas week but a storm system on Dec. 23 brought tornadoes to Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana. As the storm moved, NASA's RapidScat ...

NASA satellite spots Christmas

Dec 24, 2014

If you're looking for Christmas NASA's Aqua satellite spotted it in the Southern Indian Ocean. It's a coral atoll (a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands made up of coral) in the northern Line Islands ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.